Villa tipped to do midfielder deal with La Liga side

June 18, 2017

Exiled Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil has been linked with a move back to Spain with Real Betis, according to AS.

The fleet-footed winger burst onto the scene with the Midlands club upon his arrival in 2015 but failed to maintain a presence in the Villains starting XI.

Gil was then loaned out to Deportivo La Coruna for the duration of last season, making 23 appearances and scoring just one goal.

However, that lack of end product has not deterred Spanish clubs to affirm interest in the 24-year-old, with Betis reportedly ready to make a move for the talented forward.

Los Verdiblancos finished 15th in La Liga last season and will be desperate to add attacking quality to their ranks.

Gil is certainly more suited to the technical, passing game of the Spanish top flight and almost certainly has no future at Villa.

Steve Bruce’s side have Albert Adomah, Jack Grealish and Birkir Bjarnason already to play in the wide areas, with further additions expected this summer.

The Villans themselves had an incredibly disappointing season in the Championship last year but have assembled a quality squad which should be targeting the play-offs in the upcoming campaign.

A few more quality arrivals would certainly benefit that cause – and with the potential exit of Gil, money may be freed up to do just that.